Pandemic
The Latest: Wisconsin's World Dairy Expo canceled amid virus  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
Organizers of the World Dairy Expo in Madison have canceled this year’s event because of the coronavirus pandemic more
Storm season adds to pandemic worries for Mexico, C. America  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
Authorities in Mexico and Central America are putting their plans for dealing with the hurricane season amid the coronavirus pandemic into action more
Asia-Pacific satellite operators still assessing pandemic’s market impacts  SPACE NEWS · 5 hours
Three months after the coronavirus pandemic brought large swaths of the global economy to a near halt, Asia-Pacific satellite operators... more
KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Protests and the pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Following the death of George Floyd while in custody in Minneapolis, protests have mushroomed around the U.S. to decry police violence, raising concerns among public health officials about the potential for further... more
SOFIA preparing to resume flights after being grounded by pandemic  SPACE NEWS · 9 hours
A NASA airborne astronomy observatory that has been grounded for nearly three months by the coronavirus... more
New Zealanders' attitudes changed after pandemic lockdown  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
In the first few weeks of the lockdown of New Zealand in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents reported a slight increase in mental distress but higher levels of confidence in the government, science... more
Psychological distress has increased among US adults during COVID-19, shows survey  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
A new survey conducted during the pandemic by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins... more
Pandemic-fueled job losses exacerbating preexisting inequalities among workers  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
The sharp spike in job losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic were disproportionately concentrated in lower-paying occupations and industries, with the most acute impact felt among women, minorities, younger workers and less-educated... more
Nothing changes: Lockdown gender gap remains firm  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
While the world has been thrown into chaos by COVID-19, gender inequality has survived the pandemic intact, according to a report from Oxford's Department of Sociology, with women still carrying out most housework and... more
New visa restrictions will make the US economic downturn worse  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
The Trump administration is expected to set limits on a popular program that allows international students to work in the U.S. after graduation while remaining on their student... more
Study finds political bias skews perceptions of verifiable fact  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Politics has seeped into every corner of our lives. Even announcements once thought above rank partisanship, such as states letting voters mail their ballots this fall and the death toll... more
How African feminists are helping to sustain peace in a pandemic  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, African feminists have been essential in responding with care to the challenges facing their communities. COVID-19 cases are on the rise in... more
Judges try to balance legal rights and courtroom health  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
It's tough getting people to report for jury duty in normal times. It's even harder during a pandemic. more
Pandemic hits poorest hardest as India, Pakistan cases jump  ABC NEWS · 17 hours
The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are urging that governments and others unite in developing a “people’s vaccine” to protect everyone against the coronavirus more
Barcelona locals reclaim city from tourists during pandemic  ABC NEWS · 18 hours
Barcelona has become one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its Mediterranean climate, mesmerizing architecture and liberal way of life more
Exploring data transparency and quality measurements in Austrian healthcare system  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
A crisis like the corona pandemic demonstrates how important reliable information and transparent communication are, particularly when dealing with such a sensitive area as health. more
COVID-19 pandemic may cause long-term effects and increase healthcare costs, says GlobalData  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
As many COVID-19 patients may experience long-term complications from the illness such as intensive care unit delirium, post-traumatic stress disorder, lung damage, heart damage... more
New TILDA study highlights the internet habits and behaviors of older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly and dramatically changed how people interact, moving work and social communication online. Use of the internet to stay connected,... more
Study says vitamin-magnesium combo may reduce severity of COVID-19 in seniors  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
The COVID-19 pandemic that began in late December 2019 has spread to over 188 countries and territories, causing over 6.5 million cases and 385,000 deaths. With... more
People with sight loss are greatly affected by Covid-19 pandemic, survey shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
A survey by eye research charity Fight for Sight has found that people with sight loss fear their sight will further deteriorate during the... more
Better patient identification could help fight the coronavirus  SCIENCE DAILY · 24 hours
In a new commentary, experts write that matching patient records from disparate sources is not only achievable, but fundamental to stem the tide of the current pandemic and allow for fast action... more
COVID-19 lockdowns worsen childhood obesity, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Lockdowns implemented across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted diet, sleep and physical activity among children with obesity, according to new research. more
COVID-19 lockdowns negatively impact lifestyle behaviors in children with obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Lockdowns implemented across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted diet, sleep and physical activity among children with obesity, according to University at Buffalo research. more
A tailored public health approach could guide the next phase of COVID-19 pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A tailored public health approach that accounts for variation in risks across populations, places and time could guide the next phase of... more
Ocean uptake of carbon dioxide could drop as carbon emissions are cut  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The ocean is so sensitive to declining greenhouse gas emissions that it immediately responds by taking up less carbon dioxide, says a new study.... more
Interventional radiologists modify protocol for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Radiologists who perform cross-sectional interventional procedures can take several steps to minimize the risks to patients and radiology personnel, including screening referred patients to decide which procedures can be postponed,... more
Patients with ARDS, COVID-19 face significant financial effects in recovery  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have been investigating the downstream effects of acute respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS, for years. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, their work has relevance for hundreds... more
The Latest: Australia offers building sector pandemic help  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Australia’s government has thrown the residential building sector a lifeline from a pandemic downturn by offering roughly $17,000 grants to people who want to build new homes or substantially renovate existing dwellings more
Octapharma extends support for COVID-19 study following promising preliminary data  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Following positive preliminary data, Octapharma USA is extending funding for an investigator-initiated study (IIS) focused on treating the most critical patients at the heart of the coronavirus pandemic,... more
SOFIA to resume flights after being grounded by pandemic  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
A NASA airborne astronomy observatory that has been grounded for nearly three months by the coronavirus pandemic may... more
DoD reviewing new data on pandemic impact on space industry suppliers  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Data received so far from space industry suppliers shows the pandemic has caused schedule... more
EU, China postpone September summit due to pandemic  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Germany says the European Union and China have agreed to postpone a summit planned for Sept. 14 because of the coronavirus pandemic more
People harmed by OxyContin have more time to file claims  ABC NEWS · 1 day
A federal bankruptcy judge has agreed to give individuals an additional 30 days to make claims against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma because of potential disruptions caused by the... more
The Latest: UN chief notes heroism, crises of refugees  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The United Nations chief says the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting the most vulnerable people the hardest, especially millions of people on the move such as migrants and refugees forced to... more
Open (your wallet) wide: Dentists charge extra for infection control  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
After nearly two months at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Erica Schoenradt was making plans in May to see her dentist for a checkup. more
[Perspectives] COVID-19 diagnostics in context  Science Magazine · 1 day
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has highlighted the need for different types of diagnostics, comparative validation of new tests, faster approval by federal agencies, and rapid production of test kits to meet global demands. In this Perspective,... more
The Latest: Florida theme parks, bowling alleys, bars reopen  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Florida bars, bowling alleys and theme parks will be part of the next phase of reopening the state in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has... more
Discussion on education during the COVID-19 pandemic  ESA · 1 day
Video: 01:00:00 Replay of a conversation between European experts on how space can help with post-millennials’ education and social lives, recorded on... more
One-third of American households face troubles paying bills  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
One-third of American families have lost income since the beginning of shutdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, with such losses striking families from all economic groups, according to a new nationally representative... more
The Latest: Spain extends emergency for 2 final weeks  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Spanish lawmakers have voted to extend for two additional weeks the state of emergency that allows the government to restrict movement and other rights as part of its fight against... more
You attended a protest during a pandemic. Now what?  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Protesting during a pandemic can be risky. Here are ways to lessen the risk and what to do after you've attended a protest against police brutality spurred by the death... more
The Latest: Belgium to reopen bars, restaurants next week  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Bars and restaurants in Belgium will be allowed to reopen starting Monday after more than two months of closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic as the country enters a... more
How pandemics past and present fuel the rise of mega-corporations  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In June 1348, people in England began reporting mysterious symptoms. They started off as mild and vague: headaches, aches, and nausea. This was followed by painful black lumps,... more
The Latest: Spanish deaths up 44,000, or 24%, in 2020 so far  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Spain’s national statistics body says nearly 44,000 more people have died since the beginning of 2020 than in the same period a year earlier... more
New Jersey's small, networked dairy farms are a model for a more resilient food system  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Cow's milk is a major part of many Americans' diets because it contains key vitamins and calcium. But... more
Stepping up action on plastic pellets  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Plastic is an incredibly useful material upon which much of our day-to-day life depends. The COVID-19 pandemic puts the importance of plastic in stark relief—protective personal equipment, intravenous tubes and soap dispensers all rely on plastic's... more
Report: Deforestation, linked to pandemics, increased in 2019  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Deforestation of tropical old-growth forests increased last year, according to new satellite data unveiled Tuesday, wiping out acreage roughly the size of Switzerland in a period when experts are raising alarms about... more
Will orcas thrive in the coronavirus pandemic's quieter waters? Scientists aim to find out  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The coronavirus pandemic has upended and refocused orca field research in Northwest waters this season. more
New survey reveals divide in vital uses of internet in southeast Ohio  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new Ohio University study brings needed attention to the digital divide issues in Appalachian southeast Ohio, a region lagging behind the rest of... more
The lack of affordable housing is getting worse in the U.S.  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
America is facing an affordable housing crunch—and it was getting worse even before the pandemic struck and eviscerated jobs and incomes. more
Scientist admits Sweden could have battled virus better  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Sweden's chief epidemiologist has shown some contrition as criticism has grown over the country’s hotly debated approach to fighting the coronavirus pandemic more
Work on JWST ramps up again  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
NASA and Northrop Grumman are increasing work on the James Webb Space Telescope that slowed during the coronavirus pandemic, but the agency has yet... more
Why does crowd noise matter?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Sporting codes are restarting as part of easing restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. In Australia, the NRL season has just restarted, the AFL will resume on June 11, and Super Netball will return on August 1. more
Cyclone lashes India's business capital, 100,000 evacuated (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A cyclone made landfall Wednesday south of India's financial capital of Mumbai, with storm surge threatening to flood beaches and low-lying slums as city authorities struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic. more
Pandemic could cost Australian universities $11 bn: lobby group  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Australian universities could lose up to US$11 billion dollars as an indefinite coronavirus border closure locks out the foreign students who keep the sector afloat, the industry said Wednesday. more
Survey shows 80% of U.S. adults will be more mindful of practicing self-care post-pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The vast majority of U.S. adults (80%) say they will be more mindful about practicing self-care regularly once the pandemic... more
Does smoking increase COVID-19 risk?  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to smolder and smoke in many parts of the world, with over 100,000 cases, and more than 3,000 deaths reported every day. Many factors are responsible for the higher risk of infection in certain... more
The Latest: UN body calls for action on debt amid pandemic  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The president of the U.N. Economic and Social Council is calling for urgent action to help the growing number of countries already facing or at risk... more
A vectored vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The current pandemic of COVID-19 is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a betacoronavirus similar to that which caused the SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV earlier. Scientists are pursuing therapeutic drugs and vaccines to counter... more
Rapid patient identification could help combat COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In a peer-reviewed commentary published in npj Digital Medicine, experts from Regenstrief Institute, Mayo Clinic and The Pew Charitable Trusts write that matching patient records from disparate sources is not only achievable, but fundamental... more
NC governor: GOP must prepare for scaled-back convention  ABC NEWS · 2 days
North Carolina’s governor said in a letter Tuesday that the GOP must prepare for a scaled-back convention in Charlotte because of the coronavirus pandemic despite demands from President Donald Trump for a... more
Finding food security underwater  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A key to solving global hunger—which is predicted to intensify during the COVID-19 pandemic—may lie in the ocean. In fact, the ocean could produce up to 75 percent more seafood than it does today, and drive sustainable economic growth, according... more
Could the next pandemic be 100 times worse than COVID-19?  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
As the world tries to cope with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Dr. Michael Herschel Greger has claimed that worse... more
Pre-COVID-19 poll of older adults hints at potential impact of pandemic on eating habits  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Few shopped for groceries online, and self-rating of healthy eating was higher among those who dined alone or at restaurants... more
Alternative model addresses the shortcomings of neutrophil-depletion model  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
s the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, researchers are turning their attention to the virus' biology, mechanism of action, and possible treatments. One of the targets are a group of immune cells... more
For world's poorest, coronavirus loss of income threatens ability to eat  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The world's poorest—who have lost their incomes from illness or because of lockdowns—are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and, unless they receive enough support, hunger... more
How we're turning local environmental problems into global issues by engineering nature  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The current coronavirus pandemic is a poignant example of our hyperconnected planet. A small, localized infection in Wuhan, China, rapidly spread around the world... more
Towards effective protection of water resources and human health  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The covid-19 pandemic has shown us that public health can be endangered by "hidden enemies" like viruses that cannot be detected by our senses. more
The Latest: Putin orders quick repairs for Russian economy  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed his government to take quick steps to repair economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic more
Pandemics rapidly reshape the evolutionary and ecological landscape and have cascading social, economic effects  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Like human pandemics, plant pandemics are also associated with the coming of the Anthropocene and first started appearing with the... more
Pandemic presents new hurdles, and hope, for people struggling with addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Before Philadelphia shut down to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Ed had a routine: most mornings he would head to a nearby McDonald’s to brush... more
UK lawmakers balk at order to return and end virtual voting  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Like many other Britons, U.K. lawmakers have largely been working from home during the coronavirus pandemic more
South America's reopening and US protests could spread virus  ABC NEWS · 3 days
South American countries at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic are choosing to reopen even as case numbers rise, ignoring the example set by Europe in which nations waited for... more
Lancet issues correction on paper than prompted WHO to suspend Hydroxychloroquine trial  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The World Health Organization (WHO) suspended the hydroxychloroquine trial amid the coronavirus pandemic. The decision comes after the study findings published in The Lancet... more
COVID-19 has become less deadly in Italy, health expert says  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Italy was one of the hardest-hit countries amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now, health experts say that the novel coronavirus is losing its potency and has become less deadly. more
The Latest: US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The first group of 200 U.S. Marines have arrived in tropical northern Australia for their annual rotation despite the coronavirus pandemic border closures more
SARS-CoV-2 emergence could be due to genetic selection and recombination  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have found that genetic selection and recombination could be behind the emergence of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that leads to acute respiratory distress... more
Dire warning of a pandemic 100 times worse than COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
As the world tries to cope the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a scientist has claimed that worse is yet to... more
COVID-19 pandemic has worsened pre-existing mental health conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
With over 6.26 million cases and 375,000 deaths in just five months, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused great fear and devastation in many parts of the world. Many studies show that, generally,... more
How Americans are coping with COVID-19 stress  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Almost overnight, the rapid emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and subsequent state and federal prevention measures dramatically altered daily behavior. A new study provides the first snapshot of the immediate... more
'Is this smart?' Cuomo concerned protests will spread virus  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he is concerned that mass protests over George Floyd’s death could imperil the long, hard fight to contain the coronavirus pandemic in a worldwide hotspot more
The Latest: Nicaraguan medical bodies urge quarantine action  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Nearly three dozen medical associations in Nicaragua have called on people to observe a “national quarantine” of at least three or four weeks in an attempt to slow the pandemic, a step... more
Tropical storm kills 17 in El Salvador and Guatemala  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Rains from Tropical Storm Amanda left at least 17 dead and seven missing while causing extensive damage across El Salvador and Guatemala that pushed thousands of people into shelters amid... more
Democratic super PAC uses familiar political play to hit Trump on Medicare  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Priorities USA Action, a Democratic super PAC, announced a new digital and TV ad series criticizing President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic. more
Black businesses hit hard by COVID-19 fight to stay afloat  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only disproportionately impacted African Americans, infecting and killing them at higher rates across the nation, but black Americans are also experiencing the economic... more
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